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We commission exclusive articles from leading practitioners and commentators, on all areas of family law and practice

Zimran Samuel

The impact of FGM on care proceedings

25 February 2015By ,

Zimran Samuel and Thomas Haggie provide a case summary of B and G (Children) (No 2) [2015] EWFC 3. 

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Domestic violence and legal aid

13 August 2014Updated: 2 October 2014By

Emma Scott writes about the consequences of victims of domestic violence being unable to access legal aid

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Fighting over money

Case summary: JL v SL (Nos 1-3)

7 May 2015

Appeal against a final order in financial remedy proceedings 

Christina Blacklaws

Spotlight: Wyatt v Vince

7 May 2015By

The high-profile case in which the Supreme Court allowed an appeal for financial relief to proceed nearly 18 years after the decree absolute 

Mena Ruparel

Social media as a business tool

7 May 2015By

The Law Society’s Family Section Advisory Group member Mena Ruparel provides a brief guide to using social media for business

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As a Section member, you're entitled to four webinars as part of your membership, available live and on-demand

Daniel Bromilow

Webinar: Cohabitation (19 June 2015)


In one of the four webinars inclusive in 2015 Family Section membership, Daniel Bromilow examines this complex area of law, including recent case law, and what advice to give to couples moving in together or separating

Stuart Barlow

Webinar: Dealing with Litigants in Person (10 March 2015)


In one of the four webinars inclusive in 2015 Family Section membership, Stuart Barlow outlines solicitors’ professional obligations and offers practical advice

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FAQ: The engagement of a childminder

30 April 2015

The Law Society’s Library lists precedents for the engagement of a childminder

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FAQ: Statement of truth - electronic copy

23 February 2015

The Law Society’s Practice Advice Service considers whether an electronic copy of a statement of truth is acceptable.

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